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March 13th, 2012
The Sweetwater High School tennis team brought home seven medals at a one-day tournament last Thursday in Brownwood.
Sweetwaterâ€™s winners were the mixed doubles team of Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses; the â€˜Bâ€™ girls doubles team of Vida Gamez and Teresa Perez Poe; and Shannon Gray in â€˜Câ€™ girls singles.
Taking second for Sweet-water was the boys doubles â€˜Bâ€™ team of Zac Bax and Billy Reeves, while the â€˜Aâ€™ boys doubles team of Isaiah Hernandez and Bryan Vause finished third in their category.
Sweetwaterâ€™s next tour-nament will be March 23-24 at Levelland.
After losing five games to bad weather this past week at the Abilene tournament, the Sweetwater High School baseball team hosted a tough Andrews squad on Monday.
Unfortunately, the visi-ting Mustangs took the lead with a five-run third inning and left town with a 13-2, six-inning victory at Newman Park.
Andrews finished with 15 hits off three Sweetwater pitchers as the Mustangsâ€™ record fell to 6-5-1.
Sweetwater will be back on the road to face Wall at 11 a.m. Friday for its final pre-district game. The team will host Wylie in its 5-3A opener next Tuesday.
Three Sweetwater High School athletes â€” Sam Nemir, Ryan Linebaugh and Mateo Gonzales â€” will compete in the 2012 boys state powerlifting meet. This yearâ€™s meet will be March 24 in Abilene.
All three athletes qualified for state by placing among the top two lifters in their weight class at Fridayâ€™s Region I, Division 2 Class 3A meet held at Sundown.
Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will be a state alternate after placing third in the 220-pound class Saturday at the boys Region I, Division 3 meet held in Sundown. Hatcher had a lift of 1,365 pounds with a 550-pound squad, 300-pound bench press and 515-pound dead lift. Landon Jones (1,120) placed seventh for Roscoe in the 181-pound class while Jose Rangel did not place in the 165-pound class.
Mason Andrews (right) of Sweetwater shot a 74 to win first place medalist honors this past Tuesday at a one-day tournament in Seminole.
The Sweetwater boys golf team won first place honors by shooting a one-day score of 314 this past Tuesday at the Seminole tournament. Guy Bond, Dylan Torres, Ryan Mercer, Alex Castillo and Mason Andrews (pictured from left) comprised the team.
Kailey Edwards, daughter of ex-Sweetwater High School player Corey Edwards, scored 20 points as Legacy defeated Monarch 58-51 to win the Class 5A girls state basketball championship Friday night. She will play for the University of Denver starting next year.
Monarch led 14-5 early as Alexus Johnson controlled the inside before sitting with foul trouble. However, an 11-0 run by the Lightning in the second quarter gave them a 28-26 halftime lead.
Monarch threatened but couldnâ€™t overtake the Lightning in the end. Ashton Davis led Monarch with 13. Rebecca Richmond added 11, and Johnson had 10.
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Cooper sophomores, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams play at Wall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Sweetwater JV hosts Jim Ned, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Cari Aguilar, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez and Joslyn Rosas at state meet, Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Sweetwater High School finished in fifth place at the team tennis regional tournament held March 2-3 in Odessa.
Sweetwater began the tournament with an easy 10-1 win over Levelland, but then lost to Andrews, the tournamentâ€™s top seed, 10-1 in the next round before coming back for an 11-8 win in the fifth place match against Monahans to end the tournament and the team tennis portion of its season.
Individual results for Sweetwater players included the following:
Chris Hernandez beat Chad Lawson 6-2, 6-1.
Stephen Shipp beat Ben Vargas 6-2, 6-3.
Sweetwater won its sec-ond boys golf tournament of the 2012 season on Tuesday by shooting a one-day score of 314 for a two-shot victory at Seminoleâ€™s Gaines County Golf Course.
Sweetwater beat out Midland Christian for first-place honors. Lubbock Monterey (336) was a dis-tant third and Odessa Per-mian (337) was fourth.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Mason Andrews carded a 74 to win tournament medalist honors over Midland Christianâ€™s Jacob Hibler and Lubbock Cooperâ€™s Matt Hillstrom at Seminoleâ€™s tournament.